The Dade County Lions Club and Discount Flooring teamed up yet again on Oct. 14 and Oct. 20 to hand out more boxes of food to the public thanks to President Donald Trump’s Farm Aid Package.
Streets Commissioner Monda Wooten said the thousands of 32-pound boxes were not just for Dade County citizens but for anyone. The boxes contained five pounds of chicken, a pound of cheese, a gallon of milk, fruit and vegetables.
“It [was] for anybody and everybody,” Wooten said. “We [had] to give this stuff away.”
People could either walk up to the parking lot of Discount Flooring or simply drive up next to the store to receive a single box of produce without having to leave their vehicle. Wooten said that several citizens asked for more than one box, but the group wanted to stick to a single box per car to ensure that as many families as possible receive the produce.
Wooten also said arrangements were made to send several boxes to the seniors at Lookout Pointe. Deliveries were even made for people who could not come to Discount Flooring to grab a box.
Wooten told the Sentinel that within the first two hours of handing boxes out on Oct. 14, “over 1,000 boxes were given away and traffic was backed up for miles.”
This was the second time the Lions Club and Discount Flooring teamed up to hand out boxes since Sep. 10.